Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy Media
David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, the founder and editor-in-chief of Techonomy Media, and author of the best-selling book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World.” Techonomy’s conferences gather leaders to discuss how tech changes everything and to help build a better society. Along with weekly virtual roundtables, its major ongoing virtual initiative is The Health+Wealth of America, a series of discussions with leaders like Steve Case, Anthony Scaramucci, Sallie Krawcheck, Esther Dyson, and others responding to the pandemic and the challenging moment in which we find ourselves. Techonomy normally hosts two major annual physical events—in New York in May and a retreat in California. Speakers have included Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Marissa Mayer, Peter Thiel, Penny Pritzker, Jeff Weiner, Katherine Maher, John Chambers, Esther Dyson, and Tim O’Reilly. Kirkpatrick’s book on Facebook is in 32 languages. He spent 25 years at Fortune Magazine and is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.